Brian Wilson is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call hime one of the most influential composers of the last century. In 1988, Wilson finally released his first solo album, which featured "Love and Mercy," the beautiful "message" song that often ends his concerts, vintage compositions (e.g. "Melt Away," "There's So Many," "Baby Let Your Hair Grow Long") as well as his first extended piece since the SMiLE era, a "modular" suite called "Rio Grande." The Brian Wilson album also features contributions from famous friends like Christopher Cross, Andy Paley and Jeff Lynne. Gatefold colored 180g vinyl LP reissue from Friday Music, mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records with Ron McMaster.